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Collection Reference Number GLC03769.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1851 
Title A. G. Smith to John Cotton Mather regarding the collapse of a dock on the Erie Canal
Date 19 March 1851
Author Smith, A. G. (fl. 1851)  
Recipient Mather, John Cotton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes as the agent for the Utica Iron Manufacturing Company. Describes the collapse of the dock of his company on the Erie Canal. Advises that work should be done to fix it this spring before navigation opens. Reports that they intend to send 5,000 tons of freight in the coming season and because of the increased business, he believes the canal company should build their own permanent dock. Addressed to Mather as the Canal Commissioner, Albany, New York.
Subjects Science and Technology  Industry  Canals  Commerce  Infrastructure  
People Mather, John Cotton (1813-1882)  Smith, A. G. (fl. 1851)  
Place written Utica, New York
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Industry; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859